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Scavenging velociraptor frozen in time

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science The swift predator Velociraptor has been caught frozen in time apparently scavenging on the corpse of another, larger dinosaur, scientists now reveal. Dinosaur - Velociraptor...

Tiny sea life counts for a lot

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists conducting a count of every living thing in the ocean are turning their sights on hard-to-see sea life such as tiny microbes and zooplankton.

Bolivia hosts Mother Earth talks

Delegates are gathering in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba for a "people's conference" on climate change called by President Evo Morales.

N.B. bird observatory tries radar

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The Point Lepreau Bird Observatory, one of the best places on the eastern seaboard to count rare migrating seabirds, is testing a high-tech tool to help get the numbers right:...

Police: Boxer Valero suspected of killing wife

8 years ago from AP Health

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Former lightweight champion Edwin Valero was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife, the gravest in a string of problems that...

3D printer could build moon bases

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- An Italian inventor, Enrico Dini, chairman of the company Monolite UK Ltd, has developed a huge three-dimensional printer called D-Shape that can print entire buildings out of sand...

Microbial mat the size of Greece found on oxygen-starved South American seafloor

8 years ago from

Ocean explorers are puzzling out Nature's purpose behind an astonishing variety of tiny ocean creatures like microbes and zooplankton animals - each perhaps a ticket-holder in life's lottery, awaiting conditions...

Science Weekly: On the autopsy table

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Science writer and broadcaster Sue Armstrong discusses the world of pathology, including a "body farm" in the US where human corpses are left out in the open to study the process of...

Mat of microbes the size of Greece discovered on seafloor

8 years ago from Science Blog

Gargantuan whales and hefty cephalopods are typically thought of as the classic marine mammoths, but they might have to make way for the mighty microbes, which constitute 50 to 90...

Ash may hover for days over uncertain Europe

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-eruptions Saturday that raise concerns...

Wis. man finds rock believed to be meteor fragment

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Scientists say an apparent fragment from a meteor that lit up Midwestern skies this week has been recovered in southwestern Wisconsin.

PHOTOS: Hidden Park Gems—Free Next Week and Year-Round

8 years ago from National Geographic

April 17-25 is National Park Week, with free entrance to 392 sites administered by the National Park Service. But, if you do your research, you can find free...

"Tyrant King" Leech Discovered, Attacks Orifices

8 years ago from National Geographic

The new "tyrant king" leech has extremely large teeth, which it uses on mammals' orifices, a new study says.

Prehistoric Mummies Poisoned

8 years ago from National Geographic

Arsenic-laced drinking water killed off some of the world's oldest mummies, many of which were preserved by the harsh Chilean desert, a new study says.

You've come a long way on film, baby!

8 years ago from Science Blog

A female director wins best director at the Oscars. A female-driven movie wins two Academy Awards, including best adapted screenplay. It may not be a huge sign, but it signals...

Study pins factors behind geography of human disease

8 years ago from Physorg

If your home region has a hot, wet climate and a lot of different kinds of birds and mammals living in it, there's a really good chance the region will...

In praise of… volcanologists

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

In less spectacular times volcanologists track achingly slow changes to the earth and make big contributions to society while doing soWhat does it feel like to climb into a volcano? A volcanologist would know....

Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans

8 years ago from

A new study led by Ohio University scientists suggests that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long...

Floods kill impatient Aussies

8 years ago from Science Alert

Almost all flood deaths are caused by driving or walking through floodwaters, according to a new study – not by getting trapped.

Researchers study ancient Assyrian tablets

8 years ago from UPI

TORONTO, April 15 (UPI) -- Archeologists say cuneiform tablets unearthed by a University of Toronto team contain a largely intact Assyrian treaty from the early 7th century B.C.

No Evidence For Donner Party Cannibalism, Anthropologists Say

8 years ago from

the 84 members of the Donner Party, trapped by a Sierra Nevada snowstorm on their way to California, did not resort to cannibalism, according to a new analysis of bones...

The Eerie Silence

8 years ago from Physorg

Why have we not made contact with aliens after so many years searching the depths of space? The Eerie Silence, a new book by SETI researcher Paul Davies, provides a...

Meat-eating plants stunted by heavy metal

8 years ago from

Scientists from Bournemouth University (BU) in the UK have found evidence that the consumption of insects contaminated with a toxic metal may be a factor in the mysterious global decline...

Genetic patterns rise from huge yeast samples

8 years ago from Science Blog

Princeton University scientists have developed a new way to identify the hidden genetic material responsible for complex traits, a breakthrough they believe ultimately could lead to a deeper...

Tomb of ancient scribe unearthed in Egypt

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The elaborate tomb of an ancient royal scribe has been unearthed in a discovery that will help illuminate the relationship between Egypt and its eastern neighbors, the antiquities chief said...

Genetic fingerprinting explains evolution of tree species unique to Avon Gorge

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- The evolution of unique tree species found only in Bristol's Avon Gorge can be explained by new genetic fingerprinting evidence, say scientists from the University of Bristol. ...

Should the U.S. Burn or Bury Its Trash?

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Why is Europe ahead of the U.S. in embracing clean incinerators that turn garbage into energy?

The age of Aquarius? Nope, it's the Anthropocene epoch

8 years ago from Physorg

In just two centuries, humans have wrought such vast and unprecedented changes to our world that we actually might be ushering in a new geological time period that could alter...